Accession Number : ADA309719

Title :   Intransit Visibility: Capturing All the Source Data.

Descriptive Note : Graduate research paper,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Miller, James M.

PDF Url : ADA309719

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Visibility of assets within the Defense Transportation System has always been a challenge for the Department of Defense (DoD). The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is DoD's lead agency for establishing Intransit Visibility. In its effort to establish Intransit Visibility, USTRANSCOM developed the Global Transportation Network, which acts as a central repository for transportation information. This will enable USTRANSCOM to collect information about cargo and passengers at their points of origin, and to track their movement through each node of the transportation network. In order to simplify the communication process within the network, USTRANSCOM has initiated several improvements: a reduction in the number of computer systems that process transportation information; data standardization to promote compatibility between these systems; simplification of the Defense Transportation Regulation; and standardization of Electronic Data Interchange transaction sets. These modifications will ease the difficulty of obtaining visibility information and facilitate the development of the Global Transportation Network.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, *GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, ELECTRONICS, SOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, VISIBILITY, CARGO, STANDARDIZATION, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COMPUTER NETWORKS, PASSENGERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE